Let Me Be Biased For A Few Minutes Today

Check this bit from Phillip Bailey’s latest in LEO:

NuLu is a movement that embodies the message of sustainable living, and the district’s crown jewel is the Green Building.

Originally built in 1891, the building was renovated by local filmmaker and businessman Gill Holland, along with his wife, Augusta. The couple transformed the structure, making it an environmentally conscious building that includes 732 Social, office space, a record label and multiple event rooms. In an interview with LEO last week, Holland confirmed that they have received LEED Platinum Certification, making the Green Building the first commercial building in Kentucky to achieve that goal.

The business leader believes the area is now primed to pick up where it left off before the recession.

“A lot of things didn’t go as fast as they could or would have, but things are moving methodically forward,” Holland says. “I feel this was the one area of town that kept momentum during the last two years. Maybe it wasn’t full speed ahead, but it was still speeding ahead.”

Holland notes that the euphoria in the district is due to more than just his award-winning renovation project, and he credits the businesses and neighborhood association’s strength as a group. Successful networking has educated people about the importance of supporting local and family-owned businesses.

Click here to read the entire story. And note the bits about how housing is really out of reach for most Louisvillians when it comes to dowtown.

But that’s MAJOR news on the green front. MAJOR.

Louisville’s Coming Unglued Over Sheldon Berman

Will any of these super-wealthy and prominent folks show up to support Dare to Care this evening? Or are we just holding our breath? It’s the 41st anniversary of the death of Bobby Ellis, a nine-year-old boy who died of hunger. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Metro United Way will wrap up its 2010 fundraising season with an event at the Salvation Army Male campus on December 1. Greg Fischer will speak at the event. [MUW]

A memorial service for Andrew Compton has been planned for next Monday in Indiana. His family has returned to their home. So flipping sad. So frustrating not to know where Andrew’s body is.  [FOX 59 & His Brother’s Site]

The simple fact that Jerry Abramson and Greg Fischer had to pledge to say out of the search for a new superintendent is hilarious. [WFPL]

Just because it’s way too hilarious/insane, go watch the latest interview with Sylvia Lovely interview again. Our crazy-o-meter is going off as we watch the former ringleader of the Kentucky League of Cities downfall rant on and on about hookers and blow or whatever. [Page One]

The search for a new Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent is getting started. Who will it be? [WHAS11]

No one in their right mind thinks there needs to be a CVS on the property of Twig & Leaf. But should Twig & Leaf become a local (official) landmark? [WAVE3]

Imagine having new hands attached to your body… only to have your body reject them! Heart palps just thinking about it! [FOX 41]

LG&E and Kentucky Utilities are suing over faulty thermostats. The suit alleges Comverge energy-saving thermostats are a fire hazard. Everybody panic. [H-L]

Support Dare To Care By Giving Back Tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the 41st anniversary of the death of Bobby Ellis. Ellis, a nine-year-old boy at the time, died on the eve of Thanksgiving 1969 from hunger. It was his death that sparked the Dare to Care movement we all support today.

In honor of Bobby, Dare to Care and Interfaith Paths to Peace will host a hunger awareness vigil tomorrow at 7:00 P.M. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. A three-block candlelight walk will take place to mark remembrance of his death.

Bobby, who weighed less than 30 pounds at the time of his death, gives us all reason to help those in need. There are still hungry kids in this very community.

I hope you’ll give back this Thanksgiving and hope you’ll continue giving back throughout the year. You’ve literally got no excuse. Not even when it comes to money. Because this entire year I’ve obtained free items to donate. Either via buy one, get one free offers at Kroger, manufacturer’s coupons combined with discounts or freebie coupons in circulars and junk mail.

You CAN do it. You SHOULD do it.

The people I hope to see there: Greg Fischer and his family, all of his prominent supporters, Jerry Abramson, Hal Heiner, Jim King, Tyler Allen, the Brown Family, Anne Northup, Frank Simon, John Schnatter, Bruce Lunsford, Craig Greenberg, Steve Poe, Gill Holland, a representative from Ambassador Matthew Barzun, Dave Armstrong, Cathy Bailey, John Yarmuth’s folks, everyone else with money in this city. All of these people need to support this organization and they need to show up. That’d be almost as good as writing a check and would send a strong message to the community. But I’m not holding my breath.

State Senate President On Berman’s JCPS Ouster

Rather than say something substantive and to encourage Jefferson County Public Schools, here’s what Republican State Senate President David Williams had to say:

“This is an opportunity for the school system to put bad ideas in the past and move forward with new leadership whose primary concern is improving the quality of the education that children get in every part of Jefferson County. The next superintendent would be wise to distance himself from a self-serving public employee union that has proven time and again it cares more about its political agenda than improving public education. We look forward to working with a new administration to ensure that every Jefferson County family has access to a neighborhood school that provides a quality education.”

David L. Williams

That’s right – continuing to take the stupid advice from a couple Bush folks that trashing unions in liberal Louisville is a good thing. Because that’s obviously going to help move JCPS forward, right?

Message to David: Listen to the smart people around you telling you to temper your message.

Some Fancy New Sharing Features For You

Last week we unveiled new sharing features at Page One and we’re doing the same here.

Beginning today you’ll see these fancy new sharing features at the bottom of each post for Twitter and Facebook, just like this:

Standard Facebook junk happens if you click that one. If you choose to share on Twitter, we’ve got a cool new shortened URL (web address) service that will make links look like this:

Our thevv.net service frees up precious character space, since you’re limited to just 140 on Twitter.

Like with p1ky.com, hope this change makes things easier for you in the long run.

Sheldon Berman Is All Anyone Can Talk About

Suez Water tried to sue the movie FLOW and lost in court. The truth wins again. [F&WW]

In case you needed a reason to avoid downtown on February 11? Kid Rock. [FOX 41]

Now that Sheldon Berman is out as superintending of Jefferson County Public Schools, it’s time to think about the future. Who will replace him? [The ‘Ville Voice]

Apparently, some folks think State Rep. Charlie Miller should be the next head of Jefferson County Public Schools. But that’s not gonna happen. We only bring in out-of-state folks who pal around with people like Robert Felner. [Facebook]

After WLKY ran a story last night declaring that the board of education had taken no action on Sheldon Berman, every other station in town ran a story that was factual. Like this one. [WAVE3]

And this story, too. Seems most people realize that being first isn’t the best way to operate in the news world. [WHAS11]

Attorney William Wilson – the guy who went “missing” in September has just as mysteriously resurfaced in the Louisville area. [FOX 41]

Really? Mitch McConnell revitalized Louisville over the past three years? This is the most hilarious story ever written. [WaPo]

We’re all just gonna play pat-a-cake over environmental issues. Because that’s what the rest of the world does. Makes sense. [NY Times]

Time For A Trip Down Berman’s Memory Lane

Since Sheldon Berman may or may not lose his job as superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools today, let’s take a trip down the Shelly B Wormhole.

From The ‘Ville Voice

From Page One

Reading all these old Berman corruption stories is enough to make a man sick. Jesus H.